We've received more information about Ms. Denise Rose, St. Landry School Board member who died this weekend.
Here's what the district sent us:
The St. Landry Parish School District is saddened by the sudden and untimely death of school board member, Mrs. Denise Rose, who passed away yesterday.
Mrs. Rose served as District 5 School Board member for St. Landry Parish School District. Mrs. Rose began her employment as a teacher at Melville Elementary in October of 1999. In 2009 she moved to Palmetto Elementary where she served as a Literacy Coach and teacher.
Mrs. Rose was appointed as principal at Washington Elementary School in 2012 where she stayed until her retirement in 2016. Mrs. Rose became a St. Landry Parish School Board member in January of 2019 where she proudly served her community until the time of her passing.
The St. Landry Parish School Board and District would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Denise Oliney-Rose and recognize her individual contributions made to St. Landry Parish Schools.
Mrs. Rose will always be remembered for her true passion and love for our district and for the schools and constituents she represented. She was a strong advocate for students and staff and her voice and her presence will be greatly missed.
Earlier today, we reported that St. Landry School Board member Denise Oliney-Rose has died, a social media post by the school system says.
"It is with great sadness that SLPSB announces the passing of Mrs. Denise Oliney-Rose, District 5 School Board Member," the post states. "Mrs. Rose will always be remembered for her true passion and love for our district and for the schools and constituents she represented. She was a strong advocate for students and staff and her voice and her presence will be greatly missed."
Here's the post:
We will update this post as soon as we have more information on arrangements.